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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Nate Cardozo
Staff Attorney for Electronic Frontier Foundation
ALJAZAM 09/11/2013
Well, it seems like the NSA is getting support from industry, from companies within the United States, this would be people like Verizon and AT&T. The NSA is also sharing its data. We know that it shares data with the CIA, with the FBI, with the Drug Enforcement Agency, with the IRS and today we learned that they share unfiltered raw data with Israel. This is data that they aren't even allowed to share with the CIA in unfiltered form. Apparently they are sharing it with Israelis.
Mark Zuckerberg
CEO, Facebook
CNBC 09/12/2013
I think that the government blew it on communicating basically the balance of what they were going for. The morning after it started breaking, a bunch of people ask them what they thought. And the government's comment was, oh, don't worry, we're not really spying on any Americans. Oh, wonderful. That's really helpful to companies that are trying to serve people around the world.
Marissa Mayer
CEO, Yahoo
CNBC 09/12/2013
in 2007, Yahoo! filed a lawsuit in against the new -- the patriot act parts of PRISM and FISA. We fought that.We were the key plaintiff. A lot of people wondered about that case and who it was. It was us. Arrington: You Lost. And then you caved. Not you, you weren't there yet.ght that. Mayer: Right. Butthe thing is when you lose, we fought, we lost, if you don't comply, it's treason.
Mike Rogers
Representative (R-Mich.), Chair, House Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 09/12/2013
I will ask you all to be skeptical. This notion the agency is collecting on U.S. persons and giving it to any foreign intelligence agency, in the way it was described, is completely wrong. That is not what is happening. I can’t go into a lot of other detail, but I can guarantee you the privacy of Americans are protected in the way we operate. Part of the problem was, we were too aggressive in the oversight, and we documented it and talk about it with leadership in order to fix it. They stole the slide deck and put it out there…
Dutch Ruppersberger
U.S. Representative D-Maryland, Ranking Member on the Intelligence Committee
CSPAN 09/12/2013
When you get these allegations, like the metadata program, that we’re listening to somebody without a court order, that is not the case. But we have to deal with the perception. Some of the things we are doing, I have said it before, we are trying to make sure we can declassify more information. So we can get people more information so that they know we are always following the law but we are also out there to protect the American people.
Dutch Ruppersberger
U.S. Representative D-Maryland, Ranking Member on the Intelligence Committee
CSPAN 09/12/2013
The head of al Qaeda has just said he wants al Qaeda to start targeting more in the United States and our allies. Believe me, with what happened with these leaks, we are more all vulnerable because of that. We are going to lose lives because of these leaks and where we're going. We have a lot to do. We ask you all to be there with us. Let’s get the facts out. We have a lot more to do to also to communicate with the American public. And I hope we can do more in the declassification that will not affect sources and methods.
James Clapper
Director of National Intelligence
CSPAN 09/12/2013
So let me move on to the second S, Snowden. Just to make the point, not a whistleblower. And as loathe as I am to give any credit for what has happened here, which is egregious, I think it is clear that some of the conversations that this has generated, some of the debate, is actually -- it probably needed to happen. Perhaps it is unfortunate it did not happen some time ago. If there is a good side to this maybe that is it.
James Clapper
Director of National Intelligence
CSPAN 09/12/2013
One of the things we are doing, obviously, is to try to open up and be more transparent and explain to people what we are doing. It is very clear that to the extent we keep the tools at all it will be legislatively amended. We can do with more oversight that would give people more confidence in what we are doing.
Andrew Napolitano
senior judicial analyst for Fox News Channel, former New Jersey Superior Court Judge
FOXNEWSW 09/19/2013
They are trying to find out things about all of us, some of whom are bad, most of whom are good,. They can do so without complying with the Constitution because they're trying to gather intelligence. So this argument, the Constitution only restrains the government when it is investigating a crime that has already been committed but it does not restrain the government when it's trying to stop a crime before it happened, that's absurd. That violates 230 years of constitutional history because the government has taken an oath to uphold the constitution (all the time.)
Adam Schiff
U.S. Representative D-CA, Member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
CNNW 09/20/2013
Almost all courts that have a significant Constitutional dimension as this one are adversarial in nature. You have both parties represented. The court hears from both sides. But that's not true in the FISA court. I think it's one of the reasons why the public has less confidence in the court and by introducing this privacy advocate I think the public would have more confidence. I think the court would be better informed in making its decisions.
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